CARICOM Region sets Baseline, Targets for Human Resource Development

first_img Vice President of Operations at the Caribbean Development Bank, Diana Wilson-Patrick, in her greetings at the launch also spoke to the importance and value of the report in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  She said that loss of learning was a distinct reality and the digital divide exposed the vulnerable and compromised their constrained learning opportunities.  According to her, sustained action was needed to address some of the structural deficits affecting the Region’s HRD system. The report provides a snapshot of the region’s readiness to report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Phase One of the Regional Action Plan (RAP) for implementation 2017-2021. It presents regional baselines and recommended targets for measuring access and participation, quality, equity, and relevance in Basic Education (BE), Skills for Life-Long Learning (SLL) and the Tertiary Education (TE) sectors. Targets for these indicators, including the cross-sectoral enablers that are envisaged as critical to successful strategy implementation, are also proposed. She challenged the team to work towards the development of a seamless education system and policy infrastructure needed to sustain the vision of the strategy. Speaking at the virtual launch, Assistant Secretary-General for Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, said the Region was experiencing unusual times, but it was a moment in history that was ripe with an opportunity to actualise a vision for human development in the Caribbean. He said the CARICOM Secretariat was honoured to celebrate its collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank which resulted in the development of the CARICOM Baseline Report for the C-HRD 2030 Strategy. In her feature address, Grenada’s Minister for Education, Human Resource Development, Religious Affairs and Information, Hon. Emmalin Pierre, applauded the CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank for what she referred to as an excellent partnership that has produced a much-needed HRD Strategy and signalled a paradigm shift in the region, as it relates to data-driven interventions for the education system.  The CARICOM Human Resource Development (C-HRD) 2030 Strategy, was presented and approved at the Thirty-Eighth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD), 2019.Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… “I must also take the time here to recognise the critical work of the Regional Network of Planning Officers. Our education planners are Caribbean assets, guiding our ability to transform data into information for action, strengthening our capacity to ensure educational continuity and importantly designing a transformed education system that is agile and responsive in the face of crisis. This publication would not have been possible without them,” Dr. Slater said.center_img “This crisis must never be an excuse for why we cannot achieve – why we cannot commit to our goals. We must still aim to achieve the goals of this strategy, as outlined. The crisis we face must therefore be the motivation to push ahead to quickly to fill the gaps, to quickly address the deficiencies in data and to find ways to maximise our output in education,” Minister Pierre emphasised. “This partnership will propel us, as policymakers, to support and implement more evidence-based approaches that result in greater benefits for the people of the region.  The emphasis that will be placed on monitoring and evaluation will no doubt lead to greater results, as we seek to take a united approach to address the many issues and challenges confronting us as a region,” Minister Pierre stated.  “We must correct the misalignment of education and training with labour market needs. We must chart a new direction away from the dogged persistence with traditional modes of teaching which are out of sync with a world defined by technology, innovation, creativity, networking and 21st Century competencies and skills,” she opined.  The CARICOM Region has officially established baselines and targets for human development across the Region. This, as the CARICOM Secretariat, in collaboration with the Caribbean Development Bank virtually launched the CARICOM Baseline Report for Phase 1 of the CARICOM Human Resource Development (C-HRD) 2030 Strategy on Tuesday. CARICOM, CDB to host first regional workshop for National Human Resource Development CoordinatorsThe CARICOM Secretariat and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) are collaborating to host the first regional workshop aimed at strengthening national capacity to support the 2030 Human Resource Development Strategy (2030 HRDS). The workshop targets National Coordinators responsible for the coordination, monitoring and reporting associated with the implementation of the…May 19, 2018In “Anguilla”Development of Regional HRD Strategy moving ahead  The development of the Human Resource Development 2030 Strategy will continue to move forward with the hosting of a workshop this week. The forum, titled ‘HRD 2030 Strategy Regional Framework for Action Planning Workshop’, will be held at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown on Tuesday May 30 –…May 25, 2017In “Anguilla”Progress made at Regional HRD WorkshopProgramme Manager for Human Resource Development at the CARICOM Secretariat Dr. Eduardo Ali said that he was very pleased with the outcomes of a recently held Regional Human Resource Development Workshop at the Guyana Marriott Hotel in Georgetown. The event was organised by the CARICOM Secretariat and HRD Commission. The HRD…June 2, 2017In “Anguilla”Share this on WhatsApplast_img